yes, someone actually proposes such drivel. that person is bill clinton, who recently brought up the idea that we might have to slow down the us economy to cut back on greenhouse emissions in order to save the planet from global warming. what's much more likely to happen is this: abnormally cold weather.
in an absolutely amazing development, a growing body of research has found that changes in sunspot activity directly correlate with temperature changes on earth. imagine that! solar cycles usually fluctuate every 11 years; and sunspot activity has been rather quiet recently. according to the research, if it does not pick up in a couple of years we could be in for a long-term cooling the likes of which has not been experienced since the so-called Little Ice Age more than 300 years ago. that period was marked by frigid bouts of weather that devastated crops and led to periodic famines. london's thames river often froze, whereas today that never happens. and guess what? the last big freeze came after the kind of sunspot abnormality that may be unfolding now.
in contrast, A PROVED CORRELATION BETWEEN TEMPERATURE CHANGES AND CARBON DIOXIDE IS ALMOST NONEXISTANT! it turns out our little sun has been quite active in the last 50 years or so, hence the slight increase in global temperatures.
other factors in temperature changes include changes in the earth's axis, in ocean currents and in the salinity of the arctic ocean. volcanoes can also have a dramatic short-term impact on temperatures. but co2? no way.
people need to start questioning al gore's motives....